FBLA members visit Shriners Hospital

April 8, 2013 

Clover High School’s Future Business Leaders of America members traveled to Greenville to visit the Shriners Hospital for Children.

They toured the facility. Through a partnership with other FBLA chapters in South Carolina, the team made “Build-a-Bears” for the children and selected outfits for each bear. Each patient who has surgery gets to choose a bear to help them get through their medical procedure.

FBLA faculty advisors are Leslie Knutsen, Amy Moss, Leeann Seay, Rita Graves and Quentin McGill.

Clover native appointed to fill school board seat

CLOVER Clover native Rob Wallace has been selected by the Clover School District Board of Trustees to fill the unexpired term of the late Barbara Parrish, a seat that represents an area of the district south of Highway 49 and along the Highway 274 corridor.

Wallace, who is a territory manager for his family-owned business RWA Marketing, is active in the community as a basketball and soccer coach with the Clover Recreation Department. He is a deacon at Clover ARP. He and his wife Mary have three children in the district, two at Crowders Creek Elementary and one at Oakridge Middle School.

He graduated from Clover High and from Winthrop University, where he was a four-year member of the basketball team.

Parrish, who died in February, was elected to the Clover School Board in November 2010.

Lefft earns Phillips Academy honors

Alexis J. Lefft of Lake Wylie, a member of the Class of 2016, has been named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy for the winter term.

To be named to the honor roll, students must maintain at least a 5-point grade average on a 6-point scale.

Phillips Academy, also known as Andover, is a coeducational, nonprofit, independent high school of 1,100 students, known for its extensive and rigorous academic program. Founded in 1778, the academy is comprised of a diverse community of teachers and students.

Giving Back club takes trip to Rock Hill

Oakridge Middle School Giving Back team visited the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen and the Family Resource Center HeadStart Program at the Catawba Indian Nation, both in Rock Hill.

At the soup kitchen, students learned about how the kitchen works and toured the facility. The club donated supplies to the kitchen.

At the Family Resource HeadStart program, students read to the children.

Students are Brittany Rose, Sabrina Sherwood, Austin Case, Zack Hudson, Haley Walker, Kaitlyn Ebright, Angel Nguyen, Jacob Skeens, Travis Harris, Ellie Mow, Sydney Mow, Katilyn Baldizzi, Calista Presly and Shia Jones. The club sponsors are Elizabeth McLean, Charles Greene, Yvonne Pierce and Pat Reid.

CHS cadet to attend Naval program

U.S. Air Force JROTC cadet Brady Watson at Clover High School has been accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy summer seminar at Annapolis, Md.

The summer seminars are a fast-paced, six-day experience for high school students who are high achievers.

The selection process is competitive with 3,000 students selected from more than 18,000 applicants. The program teaches students about life at the naval academies and how academics, athletics, and professional training all play roles in developing leaders.

The seminars also help educate, motivate and prepare students who are considering applying for admission to a service academy.

Watson is deputy group commander in the school’s Air Force JROTC.

Service scholarship applications accepted

Lake Wylie Rotary Club is accepting applications for the “Spirit of Service” Scholarship Award to recognize high school seniors in the Clover School District who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service through hours of volunteering and dedication to their chosen service. Top award is $2,000.

Graduating seniors who live in the Clover School District, regardless of whether they attend Clover High, a private school or are homeschooled are eligible. Students must be nominated by an adult, not a peer or family member.

A Rotary club selection committee will choose the finalists. The top applicants will be invited to present a 5- to 7-minute information session to the Rotary club about their volunteer work, and why they chose to commit their time to these efforts.

Nomination forms are available online at LakeWylieRotary.org, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church and Clover High School guidance department. Deadline to apply is April 30. Applications may be dropped off at the church office or mailed to: Scholarship Committee Lake Wylie Rotary Club, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5082, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

Finalists will be notified by May 4 and invited to give their presentations May 19.

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